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Fire rages in San Gabriel Canyon

Fire rages in San Gabriel Canyon
A brush fire, dubbed the Madre Fire, started at around 6 p.m. Monday in San Gabriel Canyon above Azusa. The fire burned until Tuesday evening and charred more than 250 acres of chaparral. Roughly 450 firefighters worked to contain it, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The photograph was taken from E. Viewcrest Drive, near E. Sierra Madre and N. Azusa avenues. / photo by Ryan Gann [Click image to... 

Kolbert discusses climate

Kolbert discusses climate
Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the 2013 Freshman La Verne Experience book “Field Notes From A Catastrophe.” After the lecture, Miranda Chavez and Gaby Moura-Hayes, both freshmen, lined up to get their books signed in the Morgan Auditorium. / photo by Uyen Bui Cody Luk Staff Writer Freshman students learned about climate changes first-hand from Elizabeth Kolbert, the author of “Field Notes... 

Alumnus Ross Mathews gets his own talk show

Mariela Patron News Editor Kristina Bugante Arts Editor Ross Mathews, celebrated ULV alumnus and an E! Network gem, is bringing his infectious spirit, trademark high-pitched voice and his enthusiasm for pop culture in his new show, “Hello Ross,” which premiered Sept. 6 on E! “Hello Ross” is an interactive talk show in which Mathews and other super fans come together to talk about the newest... 

Conference LEADs to better future

Conference LEADs to better future
José M. Hernandez was the keynote speaker at the second annual Latino Education Access and Development Conference on Saturday. Hernandez told his story of how he went from migrant farmworker to NASA astronaut. After many attempts to join the NASA team, in August 2009 he was finally assigned to the STS-128 Space Shuttle Discovery mission. / photo by Celine Dehban Rachel Sandoval Staff Writer The University... 

Detergent disrupts environment

Detergent disrupts environment
Professor of Biology Jeff Burkhart had maintained a kind of outdoor laboratory, a biotic environment, in the fountain located in the Johnson Family Plaza. On two consecutive days, Sept. 19 and Sept. 20, someone put detergent into the water. Burkhart said that the detergent killed what life was remaining in the fountain. The fountain was used as a resource for the biology department, providing a space... 

Church of the Brethren feeds ULV

Church of the Brethren feeds ULV
Alumnus Rugere DePartee, class of 1974, prepares pasta for University of La Verne students at the La Verne Church of the Brethren’s free dinner Sept. 17. DePartee and several other La Verne alumni prepared several large pans to feed all students who came to eat that evening. Many members of the football team arrived late, making the kitchen workers hustle. / photo by Helen Arase  Read More →

Book drive aims to encourage inmates

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer With more than 600 books already collected, La Verne’s College Republicans club looks to increase literacy in inmates nationwide through a book drive. In conjunction with the local nonprofit Prison Library Project, the College Republi­cans started a campus-wide book drive three weeks ago with a goal of 1,000 books. Contributions from students and faculty have already... 

Community News: New app keeps citizens updated

Kellie Galentine Staff Writer The Operation Predator iPhone app was released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to allow users to send anonymous tips and get news updates about sexual predators via mobile phone. The app will allow users to track information and arrests involving sexual predators in an attempt to catch predators in a more efficient manner. The Operation Predator app will... 

Cao encourages use of social media

Cao encourages use of social media
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences Yingxia Cao presents “Antecedents and Consequences of Social Media Utilization in College Teaching: A Research Model with Mixed-Methods Analysis,” focusing on the use of social media by professors in the classroom, Monday in the President’s Dining Room. / photo by Ryan Gann Amanda Larsh Staff Writer  As technology and social media continually flood... 

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The Student Health Center is offering flu shots for this year’s anticipated flu season. Just 150 doses are available for traditional full-time students with a valid student ID; the center does not expected to get any additional doses. For those interested in the free service, vaccinations will be offered at the Health Center between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 4. Students may drop... 
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